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Serena Williams Stuns In Pregnant Photo Shoot For Vanity Fair

Serena Williams is expecting her first child with fiance Alexis Ohanian, and she is flaunting her excitement and growing baby bump on the cover of Vanity Fair for the magazine's August 2017 print edition.

The greatest tennis player of all-time was photographed in all her pregnant glory by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. For the shoot, she's totally nude, her prominent bump is front and center.

For the cover story, Williams discusses her unlikely love story with the "high cotton of high tech" Ohanian, who is the co-founder of the site Reddit.

According to the story, Ohanian had never seen a tennis match before he started dating the athlete, and he once turned down a lesson from her just to tell his friends that he turned down a tennis lesson from Serena Williams.

After playing poorly during her first match of 2017, Williams started to practice her backhand swing over 2,000 times until she got it right. However, she and a friend noticed something physically was off with her after she got sick during practice.

She took a pregnancy test "just for fun" and when she saw the positive results of it, she panicked because of her upcoming tournament, The Australian Open. While she was hesitant to play aggressively, she still won the tournament this year, all seven straight sets.

“I’m trying to enjoy the little freedom I have left," says the tennis champ about her life before the newborn comes. For now, she and her man are enjoying the ride. Read the full story here.

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John Singleton In Coma After Suffering From A Stroke

John Singleton is reportedly in a coma after suffering from a major stroke, TMZ reports.

The Boyz N the Hood filmmaker has reportedly been in the ICU since last weekend. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Singleton's mother, Sheila Ward, is asking a judge to appoint her temporary conservator of his work because he is "unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter." Singleton was reportedly working on several projects and preparing to sign a lucrative settlement agreement at the time of his stroke, according to Ward.

As previously reported, Singleton suffered a stroke on April 17, after returning from Costa Rica. After experiencing problems with his legs, he reportedly checked into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he suffered a stroke in his hospital room.

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Bun B's Lawyer Provides Update On Attempted Armed Robbery Aftermath

On Tuesday (April 24), Bun B confronted an armed robber, who was later identified as 20-year-old DeMonte Jackson. The latter attempted to rob the legendary rapper's home but acted swiftly with his own registered firearm. When Bun B's wife, Angela "Queenie" Walls answered a knock on the door, a masked Freeman entered with his weapon but was later met with the Trill rapper's fire and was detained at a hospital while being treated for his wounds.

In a statement provided to XXL, lawyer Charles Adams said he doesn't expect charges to be filed against the Texas native. "In Texas, you can defend your home. And if an armed home invader breaks into your home and puts a gun at your wife's head, you can shoot the guy if he's still in your home," Adams said. "Honestly, this might sound cheesy, thank God that Bun had a gun. Thank God that he was courageous enough to defend his home and his wife [Queenie]. And thank God Queenie was courageous enough to not let the man go upstairs."

As Queenie led Jackson to the garage, Bun B, born Bernard Freeman, became aware of the incident from another part of the house and opened fire on Jackson. The latter was charged with one count of burglary plus two levies of aggravated robbery.

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Former Felons May Have To Pay Court Fines Before Voting In Florida

Florida made history when it passed Amendment 4 restoring voting rights to the state's nearly one million former felons.

However, on Wednesday (April 24) the GOP-House passed a bill that would require former felons to pay court fees, fine,s and restitution prior to voting. The Senate bill requires that just restitution be paid. If this measure is passed it could prohibit thousands of ex-cons from being able to vote.

The state reportedly also doesn't have a method to properly tally restitution and to create a system could cost millions. On Wednesday, the House considered a proposal by the Senate that would allot $2 million to hire more workers at the Florida Commission on Offender Review to review the applications of former felons.

That commission would then report their findings to local supervisors of elections.

“Obviously, the individual is responsible for determining whether they’ve completed all the terms of their own sentence,” Sen. Jeff Brandes “If they have questions, they should go to local supervisors of elections.”

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